[Adduser-devel] Bug#453086: Bug#453086: Bug#453086: adduser --system --group should ensure uid==gid

joerg at joerghoh.de joerg at joerghoh.de
Tue Nov 27 22:47:40 UTC 2007

On Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 08:44:53PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Stephen Gran writes ("Re: [Adduser-devel] Bug#453086: adduser --system --group should ensure uid==gid"):
> > What's the benefit?  The reason they don't match is that there are some
> > groups in the 'system gid' range assigned that don't have matching users
> > - specifically, the groups crontab and users.  These use 100 and 101 on
> > most systems, so system users that come after can either have their uid's
> > renumbered up to match, or we can take the course adduser currently does
> > and just not worry about something that's not an issue in practice.
> It doesn't cause any trouble for the computers.  But uid==gid is much
> easier for humans - it makes life less error-prone because you only
> have to remember one id which applies everywhere.  It's already the
> case for non-system users.

I never used the numeric values in daily work. I always use the groupnames
and usernames. 


What did you do to the cat? It looks half-dead. -Schroedinger's wife
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